Police Athletic Leagues of New Jersey, Inc.

Rating: 1 stars   3 reviews 184

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 180 South Street Freehold NJ 07728 USA

Mission: Police Athletic League Of NJ was founded in 1990 by Timothy Dowd to promote, assist, and aid in the formation of Police Athletic League programs throughout New Jersey.
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Rating: 1 stars  

Company claimed to be part of PAL in my local community. I agreed to donate and they said they would come by and get the money from me and gave specific instructions on how it should be titled on the check. Also, they offered PBA cards and stickers for higher donations. This sounded fishy so I called the local PBA's and they had no knowledge and stated that they do not solicit donations over the phone. When I called the number back from the caller ID I was first told "Wrong number" and then could only get a message that the Magic Jack customer I was trying to reach was unavailable. When the gentleman came for a donation nothing seemed right at all. I asked him about where his charity was out of? How do they support the local chapters? and why the local PBA, police dept and sheriff's department had no knowledge of them. I told him I did not wish to donate and he said ok and high tailed it out. I wrote down his license plate and will give it the authorities. A real shame because the local PBA's are great organizations. I hope this information gets out before they scam anyone else.

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

These people called a lot so I looked into them. It is run by a man and his wife and his son-in-law and his daughter. They operate out of a small house in Freehold (drove by). Most of their expenses (which are way above normal) are to a Florida telephone marketing firm that they have an interest in. I asked local police departments about them and none would touch these people. I'm avoiding this one.

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Our company makes an annual donation, but in the recent year despite numerous conversations they have taken to calling us several times a week. Even after requesting to be taken off the list they continue to call from a private number. I have known names of continuous callers by the phone because they try to get through to other people in our company. At this point we will cease contributing because of harassment.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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